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    Former Gonye Primary School pupils donate 20 computers






    TAWANDA HOMBA

    GUTU – Former pupils of Gonye Primary School under Chief Munyaradzi in Gutu have under the auspices of Gonye Old Students Association (GOSA) donated 20 computers to their old school.
    The donation was made at the school's speech and prize giving day where ECD pupils were also graduating. The event which was graced by Edith Hatendi, Nyaradzo Funeral Services' finance director also witnessed the official opening of an ICT block built at the school by the former pupils who include prominent business captain and executive chairman of Mimosa Mining Company, Winston Chitando.
    The donation is intended to help strengthen the teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). 
    Gonye Primary School was established in 1922 under the then Dutch Reformed Church. Currently it has an enrolment of 327 pupils inclusive of ECD A and B, staff compliment of 11 teachers, six females and five males
    Nokur Technologies an ICT and Business Consultant firm was among the companies that were contracted for the computer lab project work on.
    Gonye head, Stanley Marume said, "The school will next year hopefully introduce computer studies from grade 3 to 7 and everything is in place except the appeal from the Ministry".
    Marume added that the school which currently offers one technical vocational subject, agriculture; wishes to introduce music, home economics and art to enrich pupils with diverse practical skills which they would implement at home.
    "We are encouraging pupils to apply the practical skills they acquire in schools since we have seen many former students succeeding in various disciplines in life," said Marume.
    Hatendi urged the school children to be inspired by the gesture and study hard in order to  achieve academic success which will enable them to become useful to society.
    ''Our relationship with Gonye Primary School has been going on for a number of years, ever since Chitando introduced us to the school, we have become partners in numerous projects at the school and l am very happy to have come here to see what the school has managed to do through our donations," said Hatendi.
    ''Let me hasten to say it is at this tender age that our children build a solid foundation for the future. So to those that have worked hard, congratulations and of course lift your heads high because you deserve these awards and recognition,'' she added.
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